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Envy

A Theory of Social Behavior

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Envy by Helmut Schoeck
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Envy was first published in German in 1966, then in an English translation in 1970. This classic study is one of the few books to explore extensively the many facets of envy - "a drive which lies at the core of man's life as a social being." Ranging widely over literature, philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences, Professor Schoeck - a distinguished sociologist and anthropologist - elucidates both the constructive and destructive consequences of envy in social life. Perhaps most importantly he demonstrates that not only the impetus toward a totalitarian regime but also the egalitarian impulse in democratic societies are alike in being rooted in envy.

Author Biography

Helmut Schoeck
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1987
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Liberty Fund Inc
Pages
464
Dimensions
230x155x36
ISBN-13
9780865970632
Product ID
2245527

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